- Twinkies, Cup Cakes, HoHos and Ding Dongs will begin rolling out of a production facility in Columbus, Ga., in mid-2013 following the acquisition of Hostess Brands by Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co.
- The operation is expected to generate 200 jobs immediately and 100 more later on for the area.
- Georgia will provide the plant with workforce training assistance as an incentive for opening the facility.
From the article:
"... 'Not only will the community benefit from over 300 manufacturing jobs, but Hostess will have access to lower production costs, a workforce training programme, and our advanced transportation and logistics network,' Cummiskey added.
Georgia Quick Start, a State of Georgia incentive designed to attract new industries, will provide Hostess with customised workforce training assistance to support the re-launch of the Columbus bakery. ..."